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Sledd Picked as IFDA Chairman



{mosimage}Sledd, formerly vice chairman of the association from 2004-06, succeeds J. Michael Roach of Ben E. Keith Foods. Sledd was among several industry leaders to be added or re-elected to the existing IFDA board.

In addition to Sledd, who will serve as IFDA chairman from 2006-08, John Martin, president and ceo, Martin Brothers Distributing Co., Inc., was elected vice chairman, and James Kite, Jr., president of Ellenbee-Leggett Co., Inc., was elected treasurer.

Five individuals were re-elected as directors for three-year terms beginning in 2006. These include:

  • Leonard Bench of Jake's Finer Foods
  • Jeff Braverman of Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution, Inc.
  • Blair Labatt, Jr. of Labatt Food Service
  • Malcolm Sullivan, Jr. of Pate Dawson Co.
  • J. Edwin Furbee of FoodPRO.

    Two new board members were elected to three-year terms beginning in 2006. These include:

  • James Crawford of Clover Hill Foods
  • Barbara Callahan of Mattingly Foods, Inc.

    Two new board members were elected to two-year terms beginning in 2006. These include:

  • Donald D. Hindman of Clark National, Inc.
  • Peter Mouskondis of Nicholas & Company, Inc.

    In addition, two individuals retired from the IFDA Board including Daniel Flanagan of Flanagan Foodservice and William Mouskondis of Nicholas & Co., who was chairman of IFDA from 1998-2000.

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